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How Long Do I Have to Wear My Retainer?

How Long Do I Have to Wear My Retainer?

Posted in articles, Orthodontic Treatment Options

Orthodontics patients are often somewhat dismayed to learn that they will have to wear a retainer after their braces treatment is complete. Here’s some information about retainers, and how long they need to be worn.

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How Can I Make Sure My Treatment Goes According to Plan?

How Can I Make Sure My Treatment Goes According to Plan?

Posted in articles, Orthodontic Treatment Options

Our patients aren't always aware of how much their approach and choices during their orthodontic treatment can have an impact on the final outcome, and on on how long it takes and their level of comfort during the process.

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5 Braces-Friendly Dinner Ideas

5 Braces-Friendly Dinner Ideas

Posted in articles, Living With Braces

When you or a family member has braces, it can sometimes make meal planning a bit difficult. Here are 5 delicious and braces-friendly dinner ideas that will appeal to children and adults alike!

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What Constitutes an Orthodontic Emergency?

What Constitutes an Orthodontic Emergency?

Posted in articles, Living With Braces

The difference between the normal discomfort associated with wearing braces, and a true orthodontic emergency, is not always clear to everyone. We'd like to shed some light on the issue here, and let you know what you should do if you do have an emergency.

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Caring for Your Teeth After Braces

Caring for Your Teeth After Braces

Posted in articles, Braces Basics

The day your braces come off is an exciting one, both for patients, and for orthodontists, too! Here's what to do after your braces come off to keep your new smile straight and healthy.

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The Benefits of Invisalign

The Benefits of Invisalign

Posted in articles, Orthodontic Treatment Options

For teens and adults, the idea of dealing with metal braces on a social level can be extremely disheartening. With Invisalign, you can straighten your teeth without that obvious ‘braces’ look.

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Books About Braces - 'The Braces Journal' by Dan Price

Books About Braces - 'The Braces Journal' by Dan Price

Posted in articles, Living With Braces

This series of blog posts is designed to share books and other media related to wearing braces and orthodontic care. This week, we’re excited to share the fun and interactive ‘The Braces Journal’ by Dan Price.

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Sports Mouth Guards for Braces

Sports Mouth Guards for Braces

Posted in articles, Braces Basics

If you play sports, there are few pieces of equipment more important for your safety, and that of your braces, than a sports mouth guard.

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Breaking the Thumb Sucking Habit

Breaking the Thumb Sucking Habit

Posted in articles, Orthodontic Treatment Options

Although thumb sucking is a natural and healthy behaviour in babies, it can result in the development of a malocclusion once the permanent teeth begin to erupt.

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What Does an Orthodontic Assistant Do?

What Does an Orthodontic Assistant Do?

Posted in articles, Braces Basics

Everybody knows that an orthodontist straightens your teeth, but what does an orthodontic assistant do?

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